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Ohara Museum of Art

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1-1-15 Chuo, Kurashiki 710-8575, Okayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited here on a recent trip to this area and was really glad I went to the museum. This really illustrates the impact one family (albeit very wealthy) can have on arts in an area. The museum has a very nice collection and things...More

Thank betteskid
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Ohara Museum is the oldest private museum in Japan. It is very good to spend time walking around the works without a crowd and enjoying them. The main entrance has a classical building style, with two sculptures of Rodin. The annex has a sculpture garden...More

Thank sabrinafield
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

I was pretty much surprised to see quality collection of famous foreign paintings as a private museum. The main building isn't large, but worthwhile visiting!

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

This is really excellent. It’s like the Noah’s ark of European impressionists. There’s a Monet, Sisley, Van Gogh, Picasso, Renoir, even right up to including Andy Warhol . The main gallery is quite extensive plus there are two other galleries mainly of Asian art included...More

Thank YvonneT
Reviewed 22 April 2018

I had never heard of Kojima Torajiro until I walked into this museum. Now he is one of my favorite impressionist artists. Not only was he a brilliant painter, but with the backing of his patron, he assembled an amazing collection of European art by...More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Although we are not serious art buffs, we enjoyed the exhibits tremendously. The very well curated collection of classics to modern art was displayed very effectively in a lovely mansion. It was not crowded when we visited which made for a very conducive environment. The...More

Thank pl55
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

A lot has already been said about this place and all good. I call it a place as it is collection of buildings which in themselves are an attraction and the gardens hold the Japanese beauty of small but complex as with each step across...More

1  Thank GrantTaylor25
Reviewed 20 March 2018

This art museum is spread over 3 separate buildings in the small town of Kurashiki in Western Japan. We did not visit the main gallery of western art as we wanted to see Japanese art. There is a Japanese art section of older art and...More

Thank bala793
Reviewed 20 March 2018

I was surprised at the size and breadth of the collection. I think anyone with even the slightest interest in art of any sort will be able to find pieces they'll find attractive and engaging. I was especially pleased to see so many paintings by...More

Thank thomoto
Reviewed 4 December 2017

If you happen to be in Kurashiki, what itself has a nice old area called Bikan to wander around, definitely visit the Ohara museum. The founder of the museum Ohara hired the professional artist Kojima to collect distinguished pieces of Western art in the early...More

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